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HIV/STI Testing Services: Policy Briefs
- WHO recommends assistance for people with HIV to notify their partners; 2016
The sexual partners and drug injecting partners of people diagnosed with HIV infection have an increased probability of also being HIV-positive. Assisted HIV partner notification services are a simple and effective way to reach these partners, many of whom are undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV exposure, and may welcome support and an opportunity to test for HIV.
- WHO recommends HIV self-testing; 2016
HIV self-testing (HIVST) is an empowering and innovative way to reach more people with HIV and help achieve the first of the United Nation’s 90–90–90 targets – for 90% of all people with HIV to know their status by 2020.
- WHO recommendations to assure HIV testing quality; 2015
New Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services from WHO recommend standardized HIV testing strategies to correctly diagnose HIV infection.
- WHO recommends HIV testing by lay providers; 2015
New Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services from the WHO recommend that lay providers who are trained can, using rapid diagnostic tests, independently conduct safe and effective HIV testing services.